Meaning of “in the first/second place” in the English Dictionary


"in the first/second place" in English

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in the first/second place

B2 used to separate and emphasize reasons or opinions:

I don't want to go yet - in the first place I'm not ready, and in the second place it's raining.

(Definition of “in the first/second place” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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